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Five students headed to FCCLA nationals
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield High School and Middle School students traveled to Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells last week for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference.
Marshfield had a total of five FCCLA National qualifiers this year. To qualify students needed to get the top score in his or her event.
Seniors Tara and Tiffany Guden earned gold awards in Life Event Planning. They comparison shopped and created a budget for their graduation party.
Alani Carter, grade eight, earned a silver award in Promote and Publicize FCCLA. She promoted the Middle School FCCLA Chapter and the projects it does.
Grade seven contestants Simone Chaney and Cierra MacArthur earned a silver award on their Illustrated Talk: a demonstration speech they gave using the United States Department of Agriculture’s “My Plate” to promote healthy eating.
Nationals will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, in July.
Other students who competed at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference were Andrea Carolfi and Robert Lee in Pastries & Baked Goods, Emerson Kopitzke and Payton Franklin in the Focus on Children event, and Becca Lossnam and Cameron Berry in Illustrated Talk.
Marshfield gets its highest grades at French Speaking Competition
All Marshfield students who competed at the French Speaking Competition, the Concours Oral, on April 8 at Wausau West High School qualified for the State Competition, which will be held on May 12 at Arrowhead High School in Hartland.
These were the highest achievement scores ever received by Marshfield students. They received 14 A+ ratings and one A rating in the categories of poetry and theater.
Grant, Madison Elementary Schools receive statewide recognition
Grant Elementary School and Madison Elementary School have earned 2016-2017 Wisconsin Title 1 School of Recognition Awards. Both schools qualified as high-progress schools.
In order to achieve the high-progress distinction, schools must fall within the top 10 percent of schools experiencing growth in reading and mathematics for students and have achievement gaps that are less than three percentage points between student groups and their state comparison groups or show evidence of reducing gaps greater than three percentage points.
Representatives from the schools will participate in a day of information sharing in Madison and in a recognition ceremony at the State Capitol on May 1.
Children’s Festival draws 1,200
Over 1,200 people celebrated the Under the Sea theme on April 8 at the 17th annual Marshfield Children’s Festival at Marshfield High School. The Children’s Festival offered games, crafts, and activities for children as well as information for families about opportunities in the Marshfield community.
The Children’s Festival is a fundraiser for the Marshfield Human Services Academy, which is a program of Marshfield High School that prepares students for future careers in human service professions.
Meals offered as part of summer programming
New this year, students enrolled in summer school at the elementary and middle school levels will have a free lunch built into their schedule. Also, breakfast and lunch will be provided to anyone 18 years of age and younger. There is no need to sign up or apply. These sites recently qualified for a federal summer food service program that reimburses schools for these meals.
Locations and times of meals are as follows:
Monday through Friday, June 5-9
Madison Elementary cafeteria, 510 N. Palmetto Ave.
Monday through Friday, June 12 – July 21
Grant Elementary gym, 425 W. Upham St.
High School commons, 1401 E. Becker Road
—Noon – 12:40 p.m.
Monday through Friday, July 10 – July 21
Middle School cafeteria, 900 E. Fourth St.